After 14 years at the helm, Lisa de Wilde has revealed she will step down as CEO of Canadian provincial broadcaster TVO.
The veteran broadcast exec, who was president and CEO of Astral Television before joining TVO, will remain in the role until the end of the month when her term expires.
“I will miss my TVO team the most. But for me, it’s time. Time to allow the next leadership group to step up and lead TVO into the next 20 years,” said de Wilde in a statement, adding that she will work with the TVO board and her team “to ensure an orderly transition.” A successor to the CEO role has not yet been named.
de Wilde, who also previously served as legal counsel for the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), joined TVO as its CEO in October 2005, taking over the position from Isabel Bassett.